Edo robbery: N34.5 million, robbers’ vehicles recovered

The Edo State Police Command on Friday recovered N34.5 million and four of the vehicles used in the multiple bank robberies that took place in Uromi on Thursday.
Police say they worked with local vigilantes accompanied by John Odijie, the Oniha of Ubiaja to make the recoveries from the Oruen Quarters Bush of Ubiaja in Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State.
A report says youths of Ubiaja village hearing of the robbery incident decided to block a road which the robbers had wanted to take for their escape. The robbers were said to have alighted from their vehicles and fled on motorcycles. One of the robbers was allegedly arrested but the police is yet to say so.
TheCornet reported that armed robbers raided four commercial banks on Thursday in Uromi, Edo State.The affected banks are the United Bank for Africa, UBA, Zenith bank, Union bank, and Unity Bank.

Bello Kontong, police public relations officer (PPRO) in Edo, confirmed the attacks.

Kontong reportedly said the armed robbers used dynamite to attack the banks and police station

“There are four banks that were attacked — UBA, Zenith Bank, First Bank and Union Bank,” he said.

“We lost two police officers including one from the division that was attacked — a female constable and then a sergeant that is from Auchi in Zenith bank.

“So, the total casualties of human beings are seven — two police personnel and five civilians — including a mad man.

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